Smart buildings are a new generation of indoor environments that thanks to the cooperation of different smart objects (e.g., sensors, actuators, appliances) aim at increasing the energy efficiency of the building itself and the occupants comfort. While energy use and occupant comfort are crucial to any organization and therefore require human involvement in the decision-making, technologies such as sensors and smart meters will be the key enabler, providing building operators with the tools and information they need to make smart choices.
Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in distinct areas, where the most relevant is electricity generation. The EU's Renewable energy directive sets a binding target of 20% final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020, that's why SCUOLA project aims at provide different energy sources to provide sustainable energy for your campus. Explore the loads and sources installed at your university!Explore!